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 on: Today at 08:26:06 PM 
Started by crashcaley - Last post by crashcaley
I've been searching high and low for these components, and apparently I still do not know how to Google to find things.  The few things I have located are out of stock, or discontinued.

Is it possible for you to post the links here so I have something to follow.  Sorry, but I am just not good at locating things.  CaleyAnn

 on: Today at 08:23:09 PM 
Started by Crabby - Last post by Crabby
Here I broke the fuse out of the aluminum support jig. Nice and straight. Also pictured is the superb balsa stripper I have been using. It once belonged to Walt Everson of MIAMA (RIP) A true gentleman if there ever was one. I have a lot of tools there is no excuse for ever boneing up a job, still I have my moments!

 on: Today at 07:22:44 PM 
Started by DerekMc - Last post by OZPAF
Eye catching and nicely applied covering Mike. Being turbo powered it's bound to fly out of sight Smiley


 on: Today at 07:08:46 PM 
Started by DerekMc - Last post by MKelly
Finished up the Windindicator today.  What a fun build, can't wait to fly it.


 on: Today at 07:08:17 PM 
Started by RolandD6 - Last post by OZPAF
Nice matt finish on the fuselage Chris.
the fuselage looks like a colour blindness test image
What, you mean it's coloured?  Smiley


 on: Today at 06:31:02 PM 
Started by Laminar001 - Last post by charlieman
IIRC, the Sterling profile P-51 and the Yak 9 both have 38" spans. Both were/are flapped and my Yak 9 is one of my favorite models from, mid to late 1960's time frame. It was my first "big" control line model I flew it constantly over a couple of seasons, crashes, repairs, etc. Powered by 5.95 McCoy.35 Redhead it proved a reliable, steady flyer. I never had a problem with  he engine, either. Later I picked up several more McCoys because the guys were afraid of the bad reputation. A couple of bucks or Free was a great price for a GREAT Engine! Ended up 3 or4 and All ran great. Later bought an unfinishef Ring Master with same engine mounted McCoy. Didn't even take it off to cover and dope. it to ran well Sad to say that model and the majority of my CL stuff was stolen from my apt lock-up".

 on: Today at 02:57:49 PM 
Started by DavidJP - Last post by DavidJP
Thanks so much Mark - really appreciate it!

 on: Today at 02:52:34 PM 
Started by Jack Plane - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
Great to see competitions going on at club level  Smiley

(Martin at the PMFC has suggested I run a peanut event at Bushfield, along the lines of the event at Impington)

 on: Today at 02:02:13 PM 
Started by crashcaley - Last post by Flyguy
Hi FlyGuy,  Thanks for the info.  It has been a few years since I watched those YouTube videos, never realizing those videos were yours.  I remember being fascinated by those videos, and how good your models flew with the tiny RC gear.

Hopefully the components you mentioned in your video are still available.  Looks like I will be investing in several sets.

Do you have the tail section glued down to the fuselage, or is it removable for transportation?  I do have a very small park here in 29 Palms that I can use, that has bus service to and from near my home.  CaleyAnn

The Lemon receiver and hobbyking servos are both still available and very inexpensive (<$20 for both). For the P30, the tail comes off so you can get a few of them in a fairly small box, good for the bus. For the oldtimers I usually leave them on if they are in the 30" span range, but it does make the box bigger, for the larger ones, I make the stab removable. I take a bus to the armory for indoor flying, the box is 14 x 25 x 6, just fits into the overhead compartment and it's big enough that I can leave the stabs on.

 on: Today at 01:58:34 PM 
Started by Jack Plane - Last post by Jack Plane

The 54" slowies are four times the wingspan and pushing 200g are about 8-9 times the weight of our Peanuts...   Shocked

But all is fair in love and war... bring on those air molecules!  Grin

 on: Today at 01:34:02 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
I'll be careful  Smiley
The tissue is all ready ... I'm sure that there is enough too.

 on: Today at 01:21:55 PM 
Started by Jack Plane - Last post by Pete Fardell
Thanks for sharing, Jon, and congrats on your win. The Halberstadt flight looks great and proves once again that realistic peanut flight is achievable. I know what to aim for with the Scout now. (If Mike and Richard enter their 54” slowies at Walsall though I think you’ll really have your work cut out to win again!)

 on: Today at 01:14:49 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by Jack Plane
It'll be fine Russ... just add softener when you're shrinking the tissue!  Grin

 on: Today at 01:12:49 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
Thanks Jon.
I should add that I'm not at all sure what the gyroscopic implications will be ... I couldn't find any trim tabs on our tumble dryer though .... Wink

 on: Today at 01:05:55 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
Thanks Chris .... it owes a lot to a Greek chap! I originally thought of it to see if a large free flight rubber model could be propelled by an Archimedes Screw "exo-fuselage" driven by an internal rubber motor! Not been done as far as I know? .... but might be just a Google away?! Undecided
I have a lot going on in my head .... thankfully that is where most of it stays!

 on: Today at 01:02:46 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by Jack Plane

Look forward to seeing this one progress

Me too...!  Smiley

 on: Today at 01:02:06 PM 
Started by Jack Plane - Last post by Squirrelnet
Thanks for that Jon. Great to see some nice flights and congrats for winning it too  Grin

 on: Today at 01:00:46 PM 
Started by Jack Plane - Last post by Jack Plane

Hi Jon
Well done on your win today
Would you be able to put the other films you took at Newbury somewhere on hip pocket

One of my mates took some video of most of the flights with my camera, planning to upload a selection somewhere over the next few days.


Thanks Steve, I was taken by your own DH6 from the same stable!

I've posted a few stills of the 'event' on a separate thread https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=24766.0 which also links to an album of lots of the actual flights.


 on: Today at 12:55:11 PM 
Started by Pete Fardell - Last post by Pete Fardell
Pick a tailplane, any tailplane, look at it and put it back in the pack...

With a miraculous zero repairs to do after Nijmegen I thought I might as well get back to the Dewoitine. I had a niggling doubt that the elongated tailplane I’d made still wasn’t big enough so, rather than worry about it, today I knocked up tailplane number 3. This one is 15% bigger than scale in both span and chord, as suggested by Graham a few posts back. It looks more the business to me. I’m still not sure if this model’s for indoor, outdoor or both but shall press on regardless. Maybe the NW Gala at the Velodrome next March is a good thing to aim for.

 on: Today at 12:54:09 PM 
Started by Jack Plane - Last post by Jack Plane
At yesterday's monthly Hungerford Model Flying Club indoor session in Newbury, we had a little flying-only WW1 KS competition - organised by our very own Andy Blackburn! [Hurrah for Andy!!]

Some were old models dug out for the occasion (e.g. Mike's old D.VIII which managed to consistently reverse direction at the same point in every flight!), others were 'current' models (Andy's Pfalz and my own Halberstadt), others were just loads of fun - I particularly like Steve Haines' Lee's Hobbies Peanut DH6 and John Holman's Veron SE5A Smiley

Album here of many (not all) of the videos from my phone:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/bhnpnzB7mWcPPi6Z9 and still photos repeated below.


 on: Today at 12:48:17 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by Squirrelnet
Sounds like a fascinating system. I thought the motor was in the drum in the nacelle from your first post but I get it now, a belt drive system

I guess there will be losses but it sounds do-able to my mind

Look forward to seeing this one progress

 on: Today at 12:44:13 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
I may have to resort to jockey wheels to avoid jumping.
The use of carbon for maximum rigidity for weight.
Careful planning of thrust bearings ... particularly at the nose.
The carbon will be slightly loaded by bowing .... unlike the straight cocktail sticks shown.
I have suffered in silence with this for a good while ... I'll open it up to public humiliation now!

 on: Today at 12:33:34 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
The point of this I hear you say?
The "front hook" will be right up at the nose .... the "rear hook" as much to the rear as possible. The belt will be driven from the outer pulley of the "drum", but midway to give the longest possible motor tube.
It will be defeated by any one of these things or more!
Belt jumping.
Insufficient rigidity of the assembly.
Too high a weight.
Too many energy loses.
I hope to overcome with the use of carbon where possible.

 on: Today at 12:25:12 PM 
Started by FreeFlightModeller - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
I had it all worked out in my mind ... the details have faded a bit, but I have already thought of an improvement. Sometimes you can come back from a break with fresh thoughts?
I christened it the "tumble dryer". Imagine a tumble dryer in reverse. Then a fixed hook to the inside centre of the door. A hook fixed to the rotating drum. Then attach a big wound rubber motor to the hooks , let go and shut the door! The drum should rotate and turn the belt drive to the motor??!!

 on: Today at 12:20:46 PM 
Started by RolandD6 - Last post by Squirrelnet
Spent a nice afternoon cutting out letters from painted decal sheet and attaching them... feel quite relaxed now  Cool

The drawing I have from The Aviation Historian has a few differences to the photos I have so I've gone with the photos. Happy with the results, the fuselage looks like a colour blindness test image ! There's some wrinkling from the Decal Fix on the bottom wing but that seems to be drying out nicely

 Hopefully next weekend I can't put it all together

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